|Finding Gaia - Of A Star|
Shying away from the cold, automated complexities of everyday life, Of a Star's album "Finding Gaia" calls us to a simpler state of mind, and reinforces a long-lost spiritual connection with the earth. "Finding Gaia" plays off some of our purest emotions and allows us to step back to see the larger picture of where we stand as human beings on this earth. John Glaunert, the man behind the moniker, recorded nearly the entire album organically, including percussion, vocals, guitar, synth, keys, fie...
Keywords: melodic; mellow; warm; thematic
|Partly Cloudy - Saturday Index|
Saturday Index presents "Partly Cloudy", featuring three remixes of the title track by such talents as Sarin Sunday, Paramnesic and Milieu. Along with these remixes are four warmly melancholy tracks perfectly themed for a mid fall release. A melancholic and nature-inspired EP from Saturday Index reflects the cooler imagery of early morning skies above tearful trees. Partly Cloudy follows a mellow wavelength capable of inducing deep thought and reasoning...
Keywords: hazy; melodic; solemn; mellow
|Hello How are You - Renu|
Renu has greeted us with his latest release "Hello How are You" which delivers beautiful melodic electronica with an urban twist. Deep bass, hard beats, and chilled melodies are a reoccurring characteristic of his sound. Reza Nugraha, the name behind Renu, was born and raised in Indonesia and now resides in California. His bold style is evident in "Hello How Are You" and displays a strong hip-hop influence...
Keywords: playful; mellow; lo-fi
|Existence EP - Counterspark|
Counterspark is Johnny Utterback from Richmond Virginia, and his "Existence EP" is this year’s first release for Archaic Horizon. Counterspark kindles a gentle warmth and melancholic nostalgia at the heart of each of his pastoral soundscapes. "Existence EP" by Counterspark is filled with a warm, rustic color palette and sun-washed sonic atmospheres, which it aptly captures in the cover art. The EP expresses a delicacy in sonic depth, with subtle layering of sounds that provide a rich timbre an...
Keywords: sunny; mellow; melodic; thoughtful
|Nowcast - 2% (deux/pour/cent)|
"Nowcast" from 2% is a six track EP that carries a thick atmospheric sound with hip-hop styled beats that navigate through an airy, ambient climate. Sonics brighten and fade as you drift along side looping samples that amalgamate into long drones. Fusing murky atmospheric ambience to hip-hop inspired beats, the "Nowcast" EP takes off in a stratospheric journey. 2% loops samples into vaporous drones, creating a milky haze for his melodies to refract within, then drops beats that land you back on ...
Keywords: urban; mellow; minimal
|Drinking Rosewater - Loafeye|
To satisfy our love for melodic down-tempo we are glad to present our latest release, "Drinking Rosewater" by Loafeye. His multi-layered sound is distinctive and mysterious yet a comforting listen. Loafeye's unique style is clearly present through "Drinking Rosewater". Punchy electronic beats define his sound while melodies lightly reverberate and accent mysterious tones. The title track is a hallmark of Loafeye's sound with its eerie melody that seems to glide across a subtle ambient mixture...
Keywords: hazy; nostalgic; mellow
|The Gabriel Sequence (a Grim on Mbient mix) - GABRIEL|
GABRIEL returns to Archaic Horizon with a mix by Grim on Mbient, taking songs across four releases and sequencing them into a new narrative. "The Gabriel Sequence" is rich with samples and upbeat melodies rendering a colorful sound. After hearing the "Gathering the Rise" mix, GABRIEL asked Grim on Mbient to create a mix that features some of the best songs from his growing body of work. Songs for the mix were gathered from GABRIEL's four releases which include his album "Good Old Days" on Archai...
Keywords: mellow; sampled; melodic; playful; nostalgic
|Sleepy Pebbles - Naono|
Flowing in sync with the pace of ocean currents or the inner breathing of humans, "Sleepy Pebbles" is imbued with the tranquility inherent in familiarity. Ambient and deep, Naono layers sonic waves with oceanic depths. With an inward flow, Naono's "Sleepy Pebbles" is a solitary ambient album focused on the inner self. It is lonesome yet comforting in its ability to convey a sense of familiarity through quiet and calming sounds...
Keywords: dreamy; melodic; textured; solemn; mellow; oceanic
Downloads: 3,921 (2 reviews)
|Glare - Hills West|
Glare, the latest release from Hills West, penetrates a world flooded in light. Warm, lush synths are evocative of a summer afternoon and nostalgic, soft, tones are carefully modulated in and out of consciousness. Hills West is the solo project of Tom Carey Jr. produced in one of the last remotely wooded areas of Long Island, New York. Glare touches on many different feelings yet overall the album seems reminiscent of a youthful time...
Keywords: hazy; mellow; solemn; light; ambient; wavering; vibrant
|Second Memory - Galaktlan|
*Second Memory* by accomplished artist Galaktlan is warm and mellow, and classic Archaic Horizon in every way. Its polished retro sound has been expertly crafted using a variety of analog and digital instruments, and offers a pleasing listening experience time and time again. Galaktlan’s retro-futuristic rocket ship, *Second Memory*, takes us on a journey through *inner* space, providing glimpses of long-past and well-loved times...
Keywords: warm; mellow; retro; vintage; analog; sci-fi; balanced
Downloads: 7,056 (1 review)